Cadillac Desert

Cadillac Desert : The American West and Its Disappearing Water

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"Beautifully written and meticulously researched.""St. Louis Post-Dispatch." This updated study of the economics, politics, and ecology of water covers more than a century of public and private desert reclamation in the American West."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 582 pages
  • 137.16 x 213.36 x 30.48mm | 521.63g
  • Penguin Publishing Group
  • Penguin Books
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised and Updated ed.
  • w. photo plates and 2 maps.
  • 0140178244
  • 9780140178241
  • 92,329

About Marc Reisner

Marc Reisner worked for many years at the Natural Resources Defense Council. His Cadillac Desert was a National Book Critics Circle Award nominee. He died in more

Table of contents

Introduction: A Semidesert with a Desert Heart Chapter One: A Country of Illusion Chapter Two: The Red Queen Chapter Three: First Causes Chapter Four: An American Nile (I) Chapter Five: The Go-Go Years Chapter Six: Rivals in Crime Chapter Seven: Dominy Chapter Eight: An American Nile (II) Chapter Nine: The Peanut Farmer and the Pork Barrel Chapter Ten: Chinatown Chapter Eleven: Those Who Refuse to Learn... Chapter Twelve: Things Fall Apart Epilogue: A Civilization, If You Can Keep It Afterword to the Revised Edition Acknowledgments Notes and Bibliography Indexshow more